Saracens receive Maro Itoje boost ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final game against Glasgow

Maro Itoje has recovered from a knee injury
Maro Itoje has recovered from a knee injury
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Saracens have received a major boost ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash against Glasgow Warriors with England international Maro Itoje returning from a knee injury.

Itoje suffered the blow during England's opening round of the Six Nations win over Ireland and has been out of action since then.

With George Kruis and Will Skelton partnering at lock, Itoje is named at blindside flanker in a powerful starting line-up that also has his England team-mates Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola.

The Saturday's game will also mark Ben Spencer's 150th appearance for Saracens as Mark McCall's side aim to repeat their performances from the group stage against the Scottish side at Allianz Park this weekend.

Saracens starting XV: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Alex Lozowski, 12 Brad Barritt (c), 11 Liam Williams, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Spencer; 1 Richard Barrington, 2 Jamie George, 3 Christian Judge, 4 Will Skelton, 5 George Kruis, 6 Maro Itoje, 7 Jackson Wray, 8 Billy Vunipola.

Reserves: 16 Tom Woolstencroft, 17 Titi Lamositele, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Nick Isiekwe, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Tom Whiteley, 22 Nick Tompkins, 23 David Strettle.

 

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